The second wave of announcements for the Brisbane leg of the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow has dropped, and the exciting news is that the critically acclaimed indie horror Hereditary will screen at Event Cinemas Myer Centre weeks ahead of its wide release.
Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute” and currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Hereditary follows the harrowing events that take place after the death of the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away. Her daughter (Toni Collette) begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. Debut writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Also on the docket is the Australian premiere of the the Australian Premiere of Argentinian horror, What the Waters Left Behind. Directed by Luciano & Nicolás Onetti, who gave us the 2015 neuvo-giallo, Francesca, this new effort is an ode to the gritty road trip horrors of the ’70s, such as The Texas Chain-Saw Massacre, Tourist Trap, and The Hills Have Eyes.
The Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow rolls into Event Cinemas Myer Centre from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27. Hit up the official site for tickets and info.